Tuesday 25 January 2011

Tomato Tarte Tatin

I introduced this years blogging by bragging about my garden, especially my tomatoes and chillies. This is all good and well, but who would have thought that 6 tomato trees could yeild enough tomatoes to keep a small Italian village in stock for a month? Not to mention the little chilli tree which is thriving and producing the largest green chillies I have ever seen!

I'm not the only blogger out there producing bounty in her garden. My friend Tandy at Lavender and Lime also has some great vegetables in her garden. This weeks challenge from Tandy was to feature chillies in a dish.

I decided to spread my creative wings and make a dish which not only showcased my creativity (and humility) but mostly my beautifully semi-organic tomatoes.

Tomato Tarte Tatin
200g Puff Pastry (Shop bought is fine)
8 medium sized Tomatoes, cut in half
1 Green Chilli
1 Clove of Garlic chopped (optional)
Olive Oil
5ml Sugar
Salt and Black Pepper to taste
Egg wash for pastry
Thyme flowers for garnish (optional)

Pre- heat the oven to 220ÂșC
In a oven proof pan, place the tomatoes with a little oil flesh side down.
Fry on a gentle heat for 2 minutes.
Add the rest of the ingredients and turn off the heat.
Leave to rest in the pan until room temperature.
Roll out the pastry to fit as a lid on the tomatoes.
Place the pastry on the tomatoes, tucking in the sides and brush with egg.
Bake for about 25-30 minutes until the pastry is puffed and golden.
Invert on a serving plate, leave to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Sprinkle with some thyme flowers (optional garnish)


Nina Timm said...

Awesome idea and an even more awesome picture. Perfect!!

Marisa said...

Beautiful tarte tatin! I've heard other people say the same about tomatoes being the gift that just keeps on giving. Time to make & bottle some tomato sauce for later use in winter pasta dishes methinks.

Linda Harding said...

Oh oh oh oh! Yummy! Definitely making this! *rushes to shop for pastry*

Colleen said...

Oooooh I love tomato and I love tarte tatin. One of my fave ways of having them both at the same time hehe.Beautiful photo...really it is! Well done. xx

Sally - My Custard Pie said...

Why have my tomato plants never been that prolific? I have tomato growing envy! Love the tatin - gorgeous.

Adele said...

Aaah, the lovely tarte tatin. Isn't it just one of the best ways to cook something. Easy, yet looks spectacular. Very beautiful, well done.

Magic of Spice said...

Fresh garden tomatoes are amazing :)
This looks so delicious :)

eatme_delicious said...

I'm sooo jealous you got to eat this with those gorgeous fresh tomatoes!! Looks simple and amazing.

Kit said...

This looks wonderful, Rose. We are also inundated with tomatoes, so this would be perfect for the weekend!

Jamie said...

Oh I love this recipe! Simple and scrumptious! I must try it!

Jeanne @ CookSister! said...

"a dish which not only showcased my creativity (and humility)" - bwhahahah!

Tomatoes and chillies are the 2 things I never struggle to grow. Everything else is a pain! Love the recipe and the stunning pics :)

Cookin' Canuck said...

This is such a pretty dish! The color of those tomatoes makes me wish I had preserved some of my summer bounty.

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